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Sam Comfort Again

Sam Comfort Again

A neat video of Sam Comfort speaking at West Palm. I first met Sam over a decade ago in Boynton Beach. Over lunch, we talked top bar hives and natural beekeeping. He was raising queens near Port St. Lucie. And contemplating a different kind of […]

Audacious Beekeeping

Audacious Beekeeping

I’ve spent decades stumbling my way toward natural beekeeping. But no one need repeat that experience now. All beekeepers know that things have changed. It’s impossible to keep bees the way grandpa did. It’s going to take some audacious thinking and action to move beekeeping […]

Oxalic Acid Shop Towels

Oxalic Acid Shop Towels

Randy Oliver is testing the effectiveness of oxalic acid soaked shop towels against varroa mites. And has some new results. This approach appears promising for anyone who wants to effectively treat for varroa without contaminating the bees, equipment or the environment. It’s simple. Blue shop […]

Wyoming Apiary Map

Wyoming Apiary Map

The Wyoming Department of Agriculture has a new Wyoming Apiary Map. That’s quite a change. And a good one. In the past, the Bee Laws were an informal means of maintaining a ‘good old commercial boys beekeeper’s club’. The apiary records were such an embarrassing […]

Top Bar Hive Design

Top Bar Hive Design

Interested in designing a top bar hive from scratch? My Build a Top Bar Hive page describes the process. Mogans Jensen has illustrated and detailed the process in Beekeeping with Apis cerana indica, an 80 page book. It’s for a different bee than our Apis […]

Mud Song

Mud Song

Mud Song, a beekeeping blog, is worth a visit. Phillip Cairn writes: I have kept honey bees in and around St. John’s, Newfoundland, since 2010 and I use this mighty blog to document all of my successes and failures. I try to keep everything simple […]

Top Bar Beekeeping in Paradise

Top Bar Beekeeping in Paradise

Jan Rasmussen is an adept top bar beekeeper who is obviously having fun and loving it. A great way to keep bees in paradise. If you like the video, you’ll like her site at ParadiseNectar.com. -bW

Ohio State Beekeepers Association

Ohio State Beekeepers Association

The OSBA has a minimal looking site. Don’t be misled by the minimalist appearance or you’ll miss a beekeeping treasure. Beyond it’s detailed coverage of regional and association information, additional resources are available. A few of note are: best management practices and queen rearing resources […]